St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau

CVB
Hotels45
Convention center4,248 sq. m
Guest rooms6,312
Guest rooms at 1 hotel450 guest rooms
Special event venues29
Average room rate$150.00
Restaurants150
Daily food cost$90.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate10.5%

St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau

CVB

Why Choose Our Destination?

St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches offers meeting planners inspiring history, seaside elegance, world-class accommodations and facilities to accommodate from 10 to 1,500 attendees. Here you will get a Florida experience unlike any other. Wherever you step, history is at your feet. A true golfing Mecca – we are home to PGA Tour Headquarters, more than a dozen championship courses, the World Golf Village and the World Golf Hall of Fame. Along with the unspoiled sands and temperate Atlantic waters of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beaches, this remarkable destination offers exciting activities and unique venues that insure memorable meetings. Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is America's oldest permanently settled European city, with a rich history of old world charm and hospitality. Numerous hotels and resorts cater to groups large and small. Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village has 101,000 square feet of flexible function space, while the historic Casa Monica Hotel's Moroccan-style Sultan's Pavilion is perfect for more intimate affairs. Along Florida’s Historic Coast, Spanish Hacienda’s give way to high dunes and the elegant resorts of Ponte Vedra Beach where groups have access to 61,000 square feet of function space at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa and 25,000 square feet at the oceanfront Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (its sister property, The Lodge & Club of Ponte Vedra Beach, has an additional 13,000 square feet in a seaside European village setting). Other properties on Florida’s Historic Coast include the Hammock Beach Resort, Hilton Garden Inn Ponte Vedra Beach and Hilton St. Augustine Bayfront. Groups can explore 16th, 17th & 18th century lifestyles at the interactive Colonial Quarter, or on a ghost tour (by land or sea), plus marvel at oddities at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum, sail the Matanzas Bay on an authentic replica Pirate Ship, and experience authentic 18th century Spanish military demonstrations at Castillo de San Marcos. San Sebastian Winery (with tours and tastings) is an excellent place to hold meetings or special events in the Cellar Upstairs. And there is nothing like an afternoon putting challenge and cocktail party on the lawn of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. World Golf Village features two championship courses, the King & Bear and the Slammer & Squire, an 18-hole championship putting course, restaurants, shopping and the World Golf Hall of Fame, where the greatest contributors to the game of golf are honored and celebrated; more challenging golf awaits at TPC Sawgrass near the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach. Groups looking to relax will find soothing body treatments and massages at The Spa at Sawgrass and The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Florida's Historic Coast meetings aren't the same old story. With a total of 184,000 square feet of meeting space and 6,312 guest rooms, our meeting sites have the right kind of space and services to accommodate successful meetings. From special events in the tower of the World Golf Hall of Fame to appearances by historic characters authentically portrayed by re-enactors, we are your source for planning a meeting that will inspire and excite attendees. We provide access to the unique experiences that are steeped in the region's history and culture at a variety of inspiring venues available for meetings and events and make arranging your memorable meeting easier by providing hotel and venue RFP service and site inspections, assistance with off-site agenda planning, transportation coordination and so much more. Facts at a Glance: Climate: Year 'round temperate climate cooled by Atlantic breezes. Airport & Flight Accessibility: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). City Personality: Blend of St. Augustine old-world charm and elegant Ponte Vedra seaside settings. Property Diversity: More than 184,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 6,312 guest rooms.

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Distance from Airport

  • Jacksonville International Airport

    80.47 km from City Center

  • Daytona Beach International Airport

    80.47 km from City Center

  • Northeast Florida Regional Airport

    6.44 km from City Center

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Local Attractions

Old Town Trolley Tours

Recreation
5 minutes away
"See the Best First" aboard an Old Town Trolley tour of St. Augustine! With nearly 500 years of history, including rule by Spain, Britain, and the U.S., St. Augustine is full of sights and attractions that entertain and educate. For over 30 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided St. Augustine sightseeing tours highlighting the best of the city. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment.
167 San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL, US 32084

Red Train Tours of St. Augustine

Recreation
5 minutes away
A narrated tour that features stops at all major attractions historical sites, restaurants and shopping. There are seven optional tour plans; the regular tour includes a conducted, seven-mile train tour of the Old City to more than 20 scheduled stops.
170 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL, US 32084

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

Museum
10 minutes away
The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. is a private, non-profit museum dedicated to its mission “to discover, preserve, present and keep alive the stories of the Nation's Oldest Port as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse.
81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Whetsone Choclate Factory

Museum
5 minutes away
Take the "original" chocolate tour! Learn where chocolate comes from, how beans are roasted, see chocolate being made, and best of all....eat chocolate. The Whetstone family has been making chocolates in St. Augustine for more than 40 years, so it's a local favorite.
139 King St
St. Augustine, FL, US 32084

The Colonial Quarter

Recreation
5 minutes away
Take a captivating journey through centures of St. Augustine, brought to breathtaking life at the Colonial Quarter - St. Augustine's revitalized signature attraction in the heart of the historic district. Experience 16th -17th and 18th-century life in the Nation's Oldest City with interactive dioramas and graphical stories that highlight St. Augustine's layered and unbroken history.
29 St. George St
St. Augustine, FL, US 32084

San Sebastian Winery

Recreation
5 minutes away
Complimentary winery tours and tasting offered daily. Discover the art of winemaking during an interesting audio-visual presentation and guided walking tour of the wine-production facility. Enjoy the fun and educational wine tasting, offering a selection of San Sebastian wines. Winery tours and tasting last approximately one hour. The Wine Shop features gourmet foods, unique gift items, wince accessories and gift baskets.
157 King Street
St. Augustine, FL, US 32084

World Golf Hall of Fame & IMAX Theater

Recreation
15 minutes away
A shrine to the game's greatest players, the World Golf Hall of Fame features 600 years of golf history, incredible memorabilia, interactive displays, demonstrations and a magnificent IMAX theater. Visitors also find the outdoor Walk of Champions to be both picturesque and inspiring.
One World Golf Pl
St. Augustine, FL, US 32092

St. Augustine Distillery

Nightlife
5 minutes away
You won't be disappointed by a tour of this stunning distillery housed in a historic, 1920's, ice-manufacturing plant. The young company is eager to share it's love of Florida's distilling heritage, the building's former life as an ice plant and its quest to produce the country's best farm to bottle spirits. Watch spirits made from scratch with locally farmed ingredients, in copper-pot stills, using age-old techniques. St. Augustine Distillery's line of distilled spirits includes super premium whisky, gin, rum and vodka
112 Riberia Street
St. Augustine, FL, US 32084